Emiliano Martinez Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Emiliano Martinez :

NameDamián Emiliano Martínez Romero
NickNameEmiliano Martinez
Date of Birth2 September 1992
Age (2024)32 Years
HomeTownMar del Plata
Height6ft 5in
Weight194 lbs
Current TeamAston Villa F.C. (#1 / Goalkeeper), Argentina national football team (#23 / Goalkeeper)
SpouseAmanda Mandinha
ChildrensSanti and Ava
Net Worth100 Million USD

Who is Emiliano Martinez ?

Damián Emiliano Martínez Romero, known as Emiliano Martínez, is a distinguished Argentine goalkeeper currently making waves in the Premier League. Born on September 2, 1992, Martínez has solidified his place both in the English top-flight and on the international stage, representing Argentina with remarkable skill and composure.

Emiliano Martinez
Emiliano Martinez

Martínez’s journey to prominence began at Independiente, where he honed his talents in the club’s youth system. His exceptional abilities between the posts caught the eye of English giants Arsenal, leading to his transfer in 2010. Despite initial challenges and loan spells to various clubs, Martínez’s perseverance and talent eventually earned him a spot in Arsenal’s starting lineup.

During his time at Arsenal, Martínez showcased his prowess in crucial matches, notably excelling in penalty shoot-outs and saving penalty kicks, earning him a reputation as a specialist in high-pressure situations. His contributions were pivotal in Arsenal’s triumphs in the FA Cup and FA Community Shield.

Facts about Emiliano Martinez :

  • Full name: Damián Emiliano Martínez Romero, but prefers Emiliano.
  • Nicknamed “Dibu,” short for Dibujo (Spanish for Drawing) from an Argentine telenovela.
  • Given the nickname by his youth coach due to the show’s popularity at the time.
  • Originally supposed to be named Emiliano Damian, but due to a mix-up at the registry office, his names were reversed.
  • Started his career playing for Independiente’s youth team in Argentina.
  • Moved to Arsenal in 2010 but spent most of his early career on loan spells at various clubs.
  • Had loan stints with Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Getafe, and Reading.
Emiliano Martinez
Emiliano Martinez
  • Finally broke into the starting lineup for Arsenal in 2019 due to an injury to Bernd Leno.
  • Won the FA Cup and FA Community Shield with Arsenal in 2020.
  • Transferred to Aston Villa for £20 million in September 2020.
  • Kept a club-record 15 clean sheets in the Premier League during his first season at Aston Villa.
  • Represented Argentina in U17 and U20 international matches.
  • Earned his first senior cap for Argentina in 2021.
  • Played a key role in Argentina’s 2021 Copa América win, winning the Golden Glove award.
  • Won the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina and received the Golden Glove for best goalkeeper.
  • Named The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper in 2022 and received the Yashin Trophy in 2023.
  • Married to Amanda “Mandinha” Gama since 2017.
  • The couple has a son named Santi and a daughter named Ava.
  • Comes from a sporting family – his uncle won an Olympic silver medal in pole vault, and his father was an Argentine Street Luge champion.
  • Known for his emotional speeches and celebrations, especially after Argentina’s World Cup win.

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